Budgetary Michael Moore

Posted on April 2, 2013 8:00 pm

During a speech on the Senate floor, Harry Reid claimed that over the past two years the government has reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion.

That’s kinda like a fat guy bragging his diet is successful because he didn’t eat every scrap of food in the house.

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6 Responses to “Budgetary Michael Moore”

  1. Jimmy says:

    So, give or take, we were spending about 3.7T with receipts of about 2.4T. That’s a deficit of about 1.3T per year.

    So, let’s continue with his math…

    In two years, he claims they reduced the deficit by 2.5T.

    2.5T / 2 = 1.25T per year.

    Add that to our actual average deficit and you get

    -1.30T
    -1.25T
    ——
    -2.55T

    So, basically, he’s saying our deficit was way worse than reported, i.e., the government has been lying to us all along.

    I have no doubt he is lying to us now.

  2. Hunter says:

    “…because he didn’t eat every scrap of food in the house”

    Or the dog…

  3. Son of Bob says:

    That’s kinda like that fat guy gaining another 40 pounds, but claiming he’s lost weight because he didn’t gain 80.

  4. jw says:

    …the fat guy claiming his diet is a success because he couldn’t fit through the door to go get more food.

  5. Harvey says:

    @3 – Yeah, that’s a better analogy. I knew something felt a little off when I wrote this. Bacon to you, sir.

  6. Iowa Jim says:

    Harry Reid and other Democrats keep on using that word “reduce”. I do not think it means what they think it means.

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